Starward: Issue 1 : Heavy Metal Elements
Starting college at the end of the summer is stressful enough for Stephanie Cohen: she’s giving up her passion, classics, for the pre-med program favored by her parents. But the world of classics — in the form of gods, demons, and visions — crashes into her life anyway, when Stephanie realizes she’s the reincarnation of a stellar warrior tasked with guarding the cosmic door to chaos!
Is Stephanie strong enough to follow her heart, accept her secret history, and look starward in time to save humanity... or has chaos has already won? Starward is a radically Heavy Metal take on Young Adult and magical girl fiction: Steve Orlando’s vaping, swearing, unsanitized teen protagonists are matched in wildness only by Ian Shavrin’s dazzling, trip-worthy art.
First appearance: Heavy Metal magazine, issue #305
WRITER: Steve Orlando (Wonder Woman, Batman, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Supergirl)
ARTIST: Ian Shavrin (Guardians of the Galaxy, X-Factor, Dark Horse, Marvel)